The past year: VSHSL in 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) is thankful for our funded partners and their unwavering dedication to serving King County's communities. VSHSL's partners continued to support the people they serve through the COVID-19 pandemic: providing emergency support, assisting with vaccination efforts and for some, transitioning back into…

ICYMI: 2021 King County Behavioral Health Legislative Forum Program Recording Now Available!

King County hosted its annual Behavioral Health Legislative Forum on December 7th, 2021. Each year, the evening celebrates recovery from mental health and substance use challenges across our communities in King County. The forum is also a place to discuss how we can continue to improve our public behavioral health system. This is the first…

Governor Inslee Recognizes Willowcrest Townhomes in Renton 

An innovative homeownership development—Willowcrest Townhomes, the 12-unit project developed by Homestead Community Land Trust, received the prestigious Smart Communities Award from Governor Inslee last week at a Renton City Council meeting.   The Smart Communities Awards program recognizes local governments and their partners each year for work implementing the state's Growth Management Act. Willowcrest Townhomes is an example of creativity, innovation, and foresight coming together to form affordable homeownership…

New Analysis of Integrated Data Provides a Clearer Representation of People Experiencing Homelessness 

DCHS Data Insights SeriesKing County’s Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) is committed to leveraging data to inform program and investment decisions that meet our mission of providing equitable opportunities for King County’s residents to be happy, healthy, and connected to community. Over the past five years, DCHS, in collaboration with other King County agency partners, has made significant investments in modernizing our data systems, collecting more…

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Upcoming RFQ for Language Access Providers

In December King County anticipates launching a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for language access providers interested in working with King County departments to deliver any of the following services: Verbal language interpretationAmerican Sign Language (ASL) and other sign languagesCommunication Access Real-Time Transcription (CART) captioning King County intends to award contracts to multiple vendors from this…

Neighbors helping neighbors: Seniors aging well at home

Congratulations Northwest Neighbors Network! Northwest Neighbors Network (NNN) is one of eight communities funded by the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) to create or enhance a Senior Village. NNN is being honored by the North Urban Human Services Alliance at their 2021 Human Services Awards. NNN is receiving an award for Outstanding Human…